Living the StreamA Multi-Channel Distributor’s Journey to StreamingThe shift of TV offerings from Multi-Channel Distributors (MVPDs and Operators) towards streaming TV continues to accelerate due to the influx of competition from new players in this area of the Media & Entertainment landscape offering new and enticing consumer experiencesConsumer expectations for access to content on more devices and at a quality and experience akin to that of traditional broadcast delivery has been driven by the increasing prevalence of over the top streaming services, whilst increasing consumer connectivity and the need to instantly scale means the shift to IP delivery and the migration to cloud based architectures is now a reality. This provides Multi-Channel Distributors with a unique opportunity, being able to leverage their key assets with their networks and customer relationships, by providing a converged and flexible broadcast and streaming video service.Download our paper and explore more about how Multi-Channel Distributors are Living the Stream…
Europa+ offers a unique alternative to the existing SVOD and traditional television services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean — more than 1,500 hours of the latest and most popular European TV series and specials presented ad-free are easily found by genre, language, and sub-title options.
We talked to Alexander Trubin, the director of the Alma TV unified network management center, about results of the switch to satellite and the company’s future plans.
The digital age has driven profound changes in how News & Sports are produced and consumed, as new digital platforms offer audiences endless options for news and sports. Moreover, the traditional way of doing business in television has been seriously impacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, since production dropped all around the world, travel restrictions were applied, and many other related issues. Broadcasters now have to work ever harder to attract and retain viewers. However, the current situation also raises opportunities for virtual production, from remote shooting to virtual events.
The time when news broadcasters used social media as a ‘nice-to-have’ publishing platform has well and truly passed. Digital OTT and social media platforms are now mainstream and are the front line in the battle for audiences.
Wildmoka has produced a report that analyzes the social media strategies adopted by the following nine major news broadcasters during the week of the 2020 US Elections: NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, as well as two leading European broadcasters, Sky News (UK) and Altice BFMTV (France).
iNDEMAND distributes premium Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay Per View (PPV) entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators, with a reach of more than 60 million homes. This includes movies, TV shows, events, boxing, wrestling, MMA, and digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS.
Spectator sports are most engaging when audiences don’t know what’s going to happen next. For the sports broadcasting industry itself, the playing field in which they operate has undergone many exhilarating changes over the last few years. In many cases, these have been accelerated and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As stadiums and venues that were once packed with excitement and atmosphere have been forced to close, we’ve witnessed the increasing significance of over-the-top (OTT) platforms becoming the digital delivery system for the enjoyment and adrenaline sports fans around the world have been missing.
The global video streaming industry is a multi-billion-dollar market that’s enabled streaming services of every size to succeed. Yet, with great success comes new risks and responsibilities. The rapid growth of streaming services means that they are now not only home to high-value content but, in some cases, data from millions of customers. Cybercriminals now see streaming services as a treasure trove and are eager to mine premium content and users’ data including, customer payment details, email addresses, physical addresses, and names. Inevitably, the more successful a streaming service is, the more personal data it has, which makes it an increasingly attractive proposition to cybercriminals because they have a greater surface area to attack. Growing pains in these organizations can lead to an increase in cyberattacks that take advantage of the vulnerabilities specific to OTT platforms and technologies.
Presented by IABM MEA Director Hassan Ghoul at our Executive Breakfast, this presentation covers two main subjects. On one hand, it looks at the Middle East & Africa region’s business environment and highlights the main issues affecting the business as well as the major trends and developments in the region. It also offers an overview of the Global Media and Technology trends including the ongoing changes in viewing habits, and the effect they’re having on the Broadcast and Media business.
Executive Breakfast Update CABSAT 2018: The industry is changing and is driven by consumer trends and viewing habits. Abirah Aziz (Research Analyst, IABM) demonstrates how media is changing due to accessibility for end users.